Re: harp-l-digest V10 #330

> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 19:56:19 -0700
> From: ironman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Performers vs entertainers
>SNIP> Sometimes gussing is not much of a problem (like if you're trying to
> SOFTLY to find the key, etc.).  Most of the time, gussing is loud enough
> be heard by others, and this is annoying, to me, to the band, to the
> audience.  And sometimes it's an absolute train wreck, and I've actually
> to call a break to regain control of the situation.  (I usually don't take
> breaks, ergo the nickname.)
> Picture yourself on stage, trying to play a finely crafted song, and
> someone in the audience playing wrong notes, wrong timing, perhaps a wrong
> harp, etc.  Would this affect your performance?  It affects mine, and this
> my job.
Observation:  from what I've been told, the sound of a note that's not quite
in tune, let alone a wrong note, can really throw off a player who has
perfect pitch;
I believe Mike mentioned once that he falls in that category.  So what for
some of
us might be a slight distraction, might be a bona fide threat to others ...
comments from the perfect pitch club?  (That's PITCH ... )

- - thurg

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